When you talk, the words usually flow smoothly without interruptions. It’s normal to pause while you’re thinking about what to say or to sometimes repeat 1 or 2 words. But if you find it hard to communicate because you get stuck on sounds or words, you may have a problem with stuttering.
Stuttering may cause you to:
- repeat sounds, syllables, words or phrases
- prolong or draw out sounds
- get stuck or blocked when trying to say a word
- pause or get stuck in the middle of a word
- breathe while trying to speak or run out of air while speaking
- show signs of tension or struggle when trying to speak